In this workshop you will learn how to use the basic functions of a knitting machine enabling you to knit and take home a beautiful lambswool scarf to wear. Learn the beginnings of this wonderful craft to give you a taste of the infinite possibilities it can provide.
This class is aimed at complete beginners and anyone wanting to freshen up their skills. The day includes; learning how to cast on, change colours and cast off. You will then choose from a selection of scarf patterns and knit your own.
Tea and pastries will be served in the morning. Obligatory photos of you wearing your scarf will then be taken!
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All yarn, machines and tools provided.
Refreshments at break times.
Please bring your own lunch.
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1 day (flexible times to suit)
Next available date
5th December 2020
I had a brilliant weekend. Rachael was super welcoming and a wonderful teacher. The studio was a great space to work in and I learnt loads of techniques. Machine knitting has been demystified for me and I’ve come away confident in using the machine and working the techniques on my own. Rachael gave me great advice regarding the type of garments I want to create and how to get started/next steps and shared some really useful links. Can’t wait to learn more!
Rachel's knowledge and knitting skills are incredible. Her classes are interesting, with clear directions and very creative. Highly recommend her studio as it's such a lovely space. I started knitting first with her guidance, attending her beginners workshop for industrial machine knitting and the possibilities are endless. Thanks Rachel for inspiring.
Response from Studio Tamanè:Thank you Sigita for your kind words. It’s been fantastic to see you develop and flourish as a knitwear designer over the past few years since we met.
I had a two day course with Rachael learning how to use my knitting machine. The course was practical and easy to follow. Rachael was very patient and worked at my speed. I learnt loads and came away with the confidence and enthusiasm to have a go on my own.
This course was amazing! So much to love about it, Rachael is amazing and it is held in such a beautiful studio!
I got to learn how to thread the knitting machine, plenty of time to get to grips. And then the exciting part of choosing your wool colours!
So many to choose from, and by the end of the course I got to leave with a beautiful scarf.
Enjoyed so much, and will be returning for more
Response from Studio Tamanè:Fantastic to meet you Charlotte and hear about your job as a nurse. I am sure this new skill will help you relax after all your hard work with patient's.
Such a fantastic course, I managed to knit a scarf and take home the same day. It's amazing quality I will keep it forever.
Rachael made me feel very welcome and I had a really positive day, I went home feeling like I'd accomplished something, learning a new skill I wasn't even confident I'd ever be able to do. I would highly recommend doing this course and Rachael is a great tutor. I will be returning.
Response from Studio Tamanè:Thank you Toni. You did amazingly well having never knitted before. So pleased you enjoyed your day and look forward to you returning for more lessons in the future 👍
I had a very productive machine knit a scarf course with Rachel Driver. She is an excellent teacher with years of experience behind her. I did so well on the course that I now have a knitting machine and love making all sorts of wool gifts for friends and family. Mikaela Sheppard
Response from Studio Tamanè:Thank you Mikaela, not just a student you have become a good friend since your first scarf workshop ❤️ Such a joy to see you developing your skills week by week.
I was given a knitting machine but had no idea how to set it up and use it but after one lesson with Rachael yesterday I now feel confident enough to have a go on my own. I cannot recommend Rachael enough as she was very patient, allowed time for me to make notes and was meticulous and thorough at every stage. At the end of the day I could not believe how much I had learnt and I am so looking forward to the next workshop. Thank you Rachael.
Response from Studio Tamanè:Thank you so much Louise! Had a great day with you. Lovely to have such an enthusiastic student. See you next Thursday 🤗